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Crisis Brent’s weekly art workshops are an ideal introduction to everything creative. Our classes cover all aspects of visual and performance arts including photography, painting, printing, drama and poetry.

Our courses are for all members at all levels. Whether they are beginners, did art at school or have an ambition to take existing artistic skills further. 

At the core of our arts programme is our members wellbeing and the focus is to boost confidence, life skills and social networks. 


 
During the 2020 Covid restrictions we have been able to deliver arts and wellbeing packs to enable our members to engage via 121 sessions, remotely through WhatsApp, text and Zoom. Skylight Brent has also been able to continue photography workshops via physically distanced outdoor sessions at a local park. Please check out some of the amazing work produced in the links below.

Arts Activities & Projects archives

Artwork from our weekly art classes

London Borough of Culture 2020 Photography Project

Remote Lock down art class exhibition

Willesden Jewish Cemetery photography project

Create for Crisis - in partnership with Imperial College London

Home and Belonging; Animations produced in collaboration with Central Saint Martins (UCL) Textile department:

Stitching belonging

 

Harlesden State of Mind

 

Members Poetry

A POEM FOR WOMEN by MM

MOON WOMAN, OTHER FACE, NAKED FACE, EARTH WOMAN.

WHAT IS MYSTERY, WHAT IS EXPECTED, WOMAN’S NATURE.

WHAT IS FIRM, WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL.

GALLOWS WOMAN,

WOMAN , DYNAMIC WOMAN.

WOMAN PRAYER,

WOMAN WISDOM, WOMAN MOTHER.

ROYAL WOMAN, MOTHER WOMAN, WOMAN AUDACIOUS.

WOMAN FRAGILE.

WOMAN, WATER WOMAN, BIRTH WOMAN.

SEED FOR SOME PARTS, YOU WOMEN ARE A PEOPLE.

 

‘Isolation’ by Ahmed  

The undiagnosed autistic in me 

came up with this

Not taking the piss

Hope you get the jist

It’s just 

Am Feeling alone at home 

Glued to my dog and bone

Should I let my mind roam? 

This is getting less sporadic 

With all the panic 

This could all turn manic 

It all got shamefully perverse

To the point of the universe having to sing its strongest verse

To take heed and let go of all the greed?

Could equate to us all being truly freed

My heart bleeds........

Wouldn’t you agree? 

So go on thank your Allah’s, Christ and Vishnu’s

Till now you ain’t run out of tissue 

But how much longer can we ignore the issue?

Feel compelled to state I miss you

And much less need to dis you

As We self-isolate In situ 

Forgot about that didn’t you?


 
What art projects have Crisis been doing nationally? Check out ‘Home’ An anthology of poetry and art by members of Crisis.

Find more Arts learning resources here.

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